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fIber optic and/or electrical connections

06 February 2015 - 07:12 PM

Hello everyone. I need help in answering a few questions about fiber optic and/or electrical connections for my housing bulkhead.    I just upgraded cameras and I am now ordering my new housing.  I use an Aquatica Housing.  I am upgraded from the D90 to the D7100.   I have 2 Ikelite strobes and I have been using dual nikonos bulkheads with electrical synch cords.   I do not use TTL...prefer manual.   I hope to change out my strobes in the future but for now my pocketbook is empty.   


Here is what I am looking to get answers on.  I have a couple of options to consider with the bulkhead.  I can go back with 2 electrical bulkheads or I have the option of what is called a hybrid - one electrical bulkhead and one optical.    This hybrid is all new to me.  



  • Do you think it is worth it to get the hybrid setup?
  • What do you think about the hybrid setup? Does anyone on here have it?  
  • Or should I just wait until the point in the future that I have strobes that have this capability and send the housing back and have the bulkheads changed out then?
  • If I get the hybrid, then I would have to use one cord that is split - any comments on this setup?  I am used to 2 separate synch cords.  


Any thoughts are welcome.  Thanks - DIverPam 


Problems with LR 5 cache...need help

26 January 2015 - 01:15 PM

Hey guys...thought someone here might have run across this problem before and be able to help me out. 


When I open my LR 5 on my laptop, it gives the following error.


"Lightroom encountered an error when reading from the its preview cache and needs to quit."   And then something to effect it will attempt to repair the issue on  next time it opens. But after many times, stll not working. 


I have also attempted to uninstall and then reinstall LR to see if this fixes the issue, but it did not.  


Any suggestions welcome - Diverpam

New Website to share and feedback sought

21 January 2015 - 08:34 PM

Hey guys, I finally did it. I have a website of my photography up and running.  I have been using flickr for a number of years and have finally migrated over to one of my own.   This is fun and exciting, but an all new arena for me.  
I would love to get your feedback on it.   I have started with four galleries and my plan is to add destination specific galleries in the future.  I am wondering whether or not to add additional information to each photo about where and what....but not sure about this.   Like I said, I would like to hear what you think and see if you have any suggestions. 

Happy diving - DIver Pam

help ASAP...missing retainer clip on button in housing

20 July 2014 - 04:16 PM

Hey guys...I need help ASAP.  I am in Cozumel and need to see if I can rig something up so I can still use my camera. There is a retainer clip on the inside of my housing that has come off and I can't find it.  It holds the buttons in place. The missing part is the retainer clip on the back of one of the bottons.  In the picture, you can see it missing on the bottom button. It is flat and silver and looks like it keeps the round knob from sliding out of place.


Here is a picture showing what is missing,  Hope this helps.  


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I was considering using electrical and duct tape on the outside of the housing to hold it in as well as having it under a vacuum. 


I really want to get this usable since we are scheduled to swim with the whale sharks while here.  I really want my camera for that!  


Any suggestions welcome!